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The Temperature Prediction in Deepwater Drilling of Vertical Well

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dc.contributor.advisor Schubert, Jerome en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Teodoriu, Catalin en_US
dc.creator Feng, Ming en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-16T15:57:14Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-16T20:17:10Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-16T15:57:14Z en_US
dc.date.available 2012-07-16T20:17:10Z
dc.date.created 2011-05 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-07-16 en_US
dc.date.submitted May 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2011-05-9413 en_US
dc.description.abstract The extreme operating conditions in deepwater drilling lead to serious relative problems. The knowledge of subsea temperatures is of prime interest to petroleum engineers and geo-technologists alike. Petroleum engineers are interested in subsea temperatures to better understand geo-mechanisms; such as diagenesis of sediments, formation of hydrocarbons, genesis and emplacement of magmatic formation of mineral deposits, and crustal deformations. Petroleum engineers are interested in studies of subsurface heat flows. The knowledge of subsurface temperature to properly design the drilling and completion programs and to facilitate accurate log interpretation is necessary. For petroleum engineers, this knowledge is valuable in the proper exploitation of hydrocarbon resources. This research analyzed the thermal process in drilling or completion process. The research presented two analytical methods to determine temperature profile for onshore drilling and numerical methods for offshore drilling during circulating fluid down the drillstring and for the annulus. Finite difference discretization was also introduced to predict the temperature for steady-state in conventional riser drilling and riserless drilling. This research provided a powerful tool for the thermal analysis of wellbore and rheology design of fluid with Visual Basic and Matlab simulators. en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Drilling en_US
dc.subject Deepwater Drilling en_US
dc.subject Heat Transfer en_US
dc.subject Transient Heat Transfer en_US
dc.subject Temperature en_US
dc.subject Steady State Heat Transfer en_US
dc.subject Offshore Drilling en_US
dc.subject Riserless Drilling en_US
dc.title The Temperature Prediction in Deepwater Drilling of Vertical Well en_US
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.department Petroleum Engineering en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Petroleum Engineering en_US
thesis.degree.grantor Texas A&M University en_US
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Juvkam-Wold, Hans en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Duan, Benchun en_US
dc.type.genre thesis en_US
dc.type.material text en_US

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